Monthly Archives: May 2012

standing up for ourselves (without knocking the other person down)

An alternative to fight our flight:  Collaborative conflict resolution is NOT about being nice –about giving in to make the other person happy and avoid conflict. Collaboration is about getting what we need, but not at the expense of the … Continue reading

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fish oil supplementation: boost your metabolism by 400 calories a day

Type “fish oil supplementation” into the world’s largest database (www.pubmed.com), and you’ll find more than 4,158 scientific studies. The results of most of these studies are clear: fish-oil supplementation is a must for nearly everyone. Fish-oil supplements have been shown to have … Continue reading

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7 of my favourite fundamentals from Bruce Lee

1. What are you thinking about today?  “As you think, so shall you become.” 2. Simplify. “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll … Continue reading

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mastering a repetition: the 3 parts of a movement and the 3 types of strengths

When we train our muscles under resistance by performing repetitions of individual movements patterns consecutively, there is more than one type of strength we are striving to develop. There is concentric strength, isometric strength, and eccentric strength. To master the repetition, we … Continue reading

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diet building: the 10 habits and the staple foods charts

“Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits.” – Charles J. Givens The 10 Habits Eat every 2-4 hours. Everyone’s meal sizes should be different and this should be based on sex, … Continue reading

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who you gonna call? stress busters

During prolonged periods of stress, nutritional and botanical therapies can help you cope. B vitamins, magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, Siberian ginseng and Panax ginseng support adrenal gland function. Look for organic (liquid) supplement varieties in your local health food store. … Continue reading

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who should and who shouldn’t perform cardio in the morning on an empty stomach?

Based on my six years of experience as a professional trainer and nutrition coach; and in the professional option of fitness & nutrition expert Dr. John Berardi, morning cardio performed on an empty stomach is incredibly effective for fat loss … Continue reading

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anterior head carriage

anterior head carriage

Carrying your head forward of your body’s normal center of gravity causes the muscles, bones and other structures of your back and neck to undergo A LOT of unnecessary strain.

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sick and tired of being sick and tired? avoid these foods

Refined, “Empty Calorie” Foods: highly processed flour and grain products such as cookies, cakes, white bread, white pasta, and white rice are stripped of most of their nutrients, leaving you with nothing but a plate full of calories devoid of … Continue reading

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analyzing your posture: the soft-eye-scan, t-shirt test, and wall test

How’s your posture? Good? Bad? What does an ideal posture looks like? How would you describe it? The next time you’re in front of a full-length mirror, perform the following soft-eye scan and reference tests to identify your postural default … Continue reading

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